Rob is Lecturer in Archaeological Sciences and has more than 35 years experience of archaeology, both fieldwork and in the laboratory. He originally qualified in archaeological conservation and specialised in the relationship between materials degradation and depositional environments. He has worked on a range archaeological sites including, peat bogs, desert sites and deep stratified urban deposits. He is a specialist on the taphonomy of inhumation burials and has worked on material from cemeteries, crypts and mausoleums. In addition to a traditional archaeological role he acts as a Forensic Archaeologist. He has worked on more than 25 criminal cases for a variety of British police forces in a variety of roles including excavator and taphonomy consultant. He has acted as an expert witness in court.